Wednesday, October 19, 2011 4:51:03 AM
It's been forever since I last posted a recipe. It's been so long that I may have readers that don't even know that I offer such a service. Well, I do. If you want to see what recipes I've invented and posted so far, this link will take you to them.
I got myself a new cookery book recently, with cakes and desserts in it. Problem is that most of the recipes are so high on fat that I will gain a couple of kilos just considering making some of them. But the book is good for inspiration. up
I've taken one of the recipes and made it my own, reduced fat & sugar, changed a bit here and there, and please allow me to show you the result.
Zaphira's Recipe Service (ZRS) proudly presents:
Zaph's Winter Cake
(serves at least 8)
200 grams sugar
100 grams marzipan
Zest of 1 lemon
1 large teaspoon vanilla
100 ml yoghurt
3 tablespoons oil
1 teaspoon cardamom
Half a teaspoon tablesalt
200 grams flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
3 large ripe apples
100 grams sugar
1 tablespoon cinnamon
100 grams almonds
2 teaspoons cinnamon
Whip the eggs and sugar up thoroughly, until it's very light yellow.
Grate the marzipan. It's easy if you store it in the fridge so it's cold when you grate it. Zest the lemon.
Mix marzipan, lemon zest and vanilla into the batter.
Add oil and yoghurt, and stir.
Mix flour, baking powder, salt and cardamom together and flip it all into the batter. Stir carefully.
Peel & core the apples and cut them into little bits. Turn them into the cinnamon/sugar mix.
Pour half of the batter into a greased baking form (or use baking paper). Pour half of the apple bits over the batter. Cover the apples with the rest of the batter and spread the remaining apples over the batter.
Peel the almonds and chop them up. Sprinkle them over the cake along with the two teaspoons of cinnamon.
Bake it for an hour at 175 degrees Celsius.
Cool before serving.
And here's the result:
Mmmm... it's yummy! chef